Thankfully for you, we have a guide to the best people carrier on the UK market in 2016, and you’re reading it right now.

For those motorists looking to transport numerous members of family, along with maybe some pets, shopping, and anyone who walks by, the people carrier is the perfect vehicle.

But let’s not beat around the bush. There are many people carriers on the UK market in 2016, so it can be hard to choose which one is the best for you. Let us help you out instead.

Vauxhall Zafira Tourer


If you’re looking for a people carrier in 2016, the ever-popular Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is simply one of the best models in the UK.

By offering space, style and flexibility in abundance, the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is everything you need in a people carrier in 2016.

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer has more than enough room within to fit whatever and whoever you want to, thanks to its seven seats and host of space. This is what makes it perfect for potential people carrier purchasers in the UK in 2016.

Available in numerous trim levels, every version of the award-winning Vauxhall Zafira Tourer comes with an abundance of standard kit.

If you’re a UK customer, the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer will come with 17-inch alloys, air conditioning, cruise control, front and rear parking distance sensors, USB and aux-in connectivity, Bluetooth, and steering wheel-mounted controls.

The Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is also a very safe people carrier and you would drive it in the knowledge that you and your family would be A-OK within when driving around the UK in 2016. As standard, the people carrier comes equipped with driver’s, front passenger’s, full-size curtain, and front seat side-impact airbags.

It will also be able to get you from A to B with ease, even if you are packing heavy with bags, your family and the pet dog, thanks to numerous strong engines in the range. Go ahead and try fitting up to 1,860 litres of luggage within and going on the road, the engines will easily be up to the task!

So, you can see why when it comes to buying a people carrier in the UK, we think the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer is one of the best in 2016.

Ford S-MAX


When talking about the best cars for families, you normally see a Vauxhall or Ford in the list, and the S-MAX is certainly no exception to the rule. If you’re looking for a seven-seat people carrier that offers everything you need, and more, in 2016, then definitely consider the Ford S-MAX.

The Ford S-MAX sits in between the C-MAX and Galaxy in Ford’s UK model range, and offers space in abundance and a sleek style to boot.

Standard kit for the Ford S-MAX includes the likes of dual-zone air conditioning, Ford SYNC 2 with an eight-inch touch-screen, front and rear parking sensors, Bluetooth and voice control, and more.

Although it may not be as big as its big brother, the Galaxy, the Ford S-MAX is still a spacious people carrier and one of the best choices for customers in the UK in 2016.

The Ford S-MAX people carrier offers a maximum luggage capacity of 285, 965 or 2,020 litres in seven-, five- or two-seat mode, respectively.

One reason that the Ford S-MAX stands out from its people carrier competitors in 2016 is its styling. With sleek and contemporary styling, it comes as no surprise that many customers in the UK love the Ford S-MAX.

Away from the styling, the Ford S-MAX offers a great drive and excellent handling, which are just some more reasons why we list it as one of the UK’s best people carrier models to purchase in 2016.

Citroën Grand C4 Picasso


Now this really is one stylish people carrier. The Citroën Grand C4 Picasso just oozes class, with its sweeping lines and overall sleek exterior.

As with all people carriers on this list, the Citroën Grand C4 Picasso offers up to seven seats, which will be handy when you want to get your family, friends or whoever else from A to B in 2016.

With all seven seats up, the Citroën Grand C4 Picasso offers 165 litres of boot space, which expands to up to 793 litres with the third row folded and 2,181 litres when the second row is also folded.

While within the Citroën Grand C4 Picasso people carrier, you’ll be able to play with a lot of nifty gadgets, including dual-zone air conditioning, seven-inch Touch Drive interface, Bluetooth hands-free with media streaming, and steering wheel-mounted controls.

The Citroën Grand C4 Picasso can also a very efficient people carrier for UK drivers. Opt for the BlueHDi 100 S&S manual version in 2016 and the model will return up to 74.3mpg, while emitting as low as 99g/km of CO2.

So if you’re looking for an incredibly stylish people carrier in the UK that still offers a lot of space and a good drive, the Citroën Grand C4 Picasso would be a great choice in 2016.

Ford Galaxy


Yet again, a Ford model appears on the list, and there’s good reason why. The company really does offer some of the best and most easily accessible cars in the UK. When it comes to people carriers, the Ford Galaxy is no exception.

With ample space, flexible luggage space and a host of tech at its disposal, the Ford Galaxy is simple one of the best people carrier models to buy in the UK in 2016.

What should appeal to potential people carrier customers in the UK is the range of nifty features that the Ford Galaxy offers.

Take the new EasyFold with Power Raise feature, for example. With this, you can fold the Ford Galaxy’s seats up and down at the press of a button. That’s 2016 technology for you, right there!

Look at the standard equipment list and you’ll realise why the Ford Galaxy is one of the UK’s best people carrier models in 2016.

Standard kit for the Galaxy includes 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone air con, front and rear parking sensors, sports seats, and SYNC 2 with Bluetooth, voice control, eight-inch touch-screen and DAB radio.

It’s also very spacious, making it one of the best choices if you’re looking to buy a people carrier in the UK in 2016.

In seven-seat mode, there’s 300 litres of space, which will increase to 1,301 litres when the back two seats are folded down. If you fold all but the front seats down, then you’ll be greeted with a huge luggage capacity of 2,339 litres.

So, want a cavernous people carrier in the UK that drives well and comes stuffed with goodies? Make sure you consider a Ford Galaxy in 2016.

SEAT Alhambra


If you’d like to buy a stylish people carrier in 2016 but don’t want to go with a Ford or Citroën, then the SEAT Alhambra would be one of the best choices for UK customers.

SEAT say “long journeys feel shorter" in the Alhambra, and we agree with them! The great deal of space and tech at its disposal make it a perfect people carrier to buy in 2016.

How about we start with technology within? Standard equipment for the SEAT Alhambra people carrier in the UK includes 16-inch alloys, three-zone climate control, comfort front seats, Media System Plus, steering wheel-mounted audio and phone controls, and a lot of airbags.

The Media System Plus is particularly impressive and one of the best in-car multimedia systems in the UK car market.

The technology comprises a 6.5-inch colour touch-screen, voice recognition, Bluetooth audio streaming, MP3-compatible CD player with USB and aux-in ports, and eight speakers.

Staying with the interior, UK customers can be sure that the upholstery of the SEAT Alhambra is child-proof and comfortable, thanks to high quality leather and cloth within. This really comes in handy if you’ll be transporting your family around in a people carrier.

When it comes to space, the SEAT Alhambra offers 267 litres of space when all seven seats are up, 658 litres with the rear two folded down and a whopping 2,297 litres in two-seat mode.

Although slightly more expensive than some other people carriers on this list, the SEAT Alhambra is still definitely one of the best choices for UK customers in 2016, especially due to its extensive standard spec list.